The pots are fired in an oil-fired kiln in what is known as a ‘reducing flame’ to create warmer, earthier colours. I have researched and tested a wide range of rocks (local, if possible ) e.g. Somerset basalt, Devon hornfels, and Cornish granite, as well as local clays and woodashes for use in glazes and slips. I attempt to stay true to the qualities I most admire in preindustrial country workshops worldwide. Qualities such as generosity of form, unpretentiousness, directness and spontaneity.